Any WP plugin to bookmark pages ON BROWSERS ?

by awledd
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I couldn't find a Wordpress plugin that gives you a bookmarking button on your site. By bookmarking I do not mean on social medias but on browsers. Is there any?
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  • Profile picture of the author FarNext
    Originally Posted by awledd View Post

    I couldn't find a Wordpress plugin that gives you a bookmarking button on your site. By bookmarking I do not mean on social medias but on browsers. Is there any?

    No. One possible reason is because, it is a dangerous practice that we manipulate the web browsers of other people. Imagine a plugin that offers such a feature and instead of only bookmarking a website/blog it silently does other stuff behind the scenes (browser hijacking etc.etc.).
    However, you could hire a web developer to develop such a code for you (It will not be a Wordpress plugin).
    Such stuff can be coded in JavaScript, PHP and a few other scripting languages. But there will be a concern that the code will execute depending upon how strict are the browser settings of people. So it will not be equally effective for a majority of browsers. Some people set strict browser settings others not.


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  • Profile picture of the author awledd
    I can see the concern but I believe it can have a positive effect for affiliates b/c visitors now have the option to go back to the page they visited earlier or the other day.
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    • Profile picture of the author FarNext
      Originally Posted by awledd View Post

      I can see the concern but I believe it can have a positive effect for affiliates b/c visitors now have the option to go back to the page they visited earlier or the other day.

      Yes, but some of the positive side scenarios have already been implemented:

      1] They can bookmark any webpage normally. In all browsers, you can bookmark your favorite website and that feature is built-in in the web browsers.

      2] You have to set the "website cookies" policy just like the terms of service of your website and you seek the approval of website visitors (There are already such cookie laws in the EU). If the visitors agree, affiliate cookies
      and other cookies can reside on their computers. You create cookies on their computers with their consent.

      3] You can use the "History" feature that comes with the browsers.

      You can open any webpage that you opened even a few months/years ago.

      e.g in FireFox it can be reached as:
      History -> Show all history in the browser menu.

      In Google Chrome it can be reached as:
      Menu -> History -> History

      From point of view of a Wordpress blog, it can cause other bugs:

      Imagine a Wordpress blog/website keeps track of which pages you visited 2 days ago, 3 days ago, etc. etc.
      All that information has to be kept either in the cookies on the client/visitor machine (and that information can be lost as many antivirus or computer cleansing software removes it. Some people set their browser settings to erase all or some browsing information) OR, it has to be stored on the server/web hosting side by assigning a username and password to each visitor and storing their activities/behavior (while they are on our website) in our database; yet another overhead on our web server. We are essentially trying to re-invent the wheel.

      People will remain busy most of the time with just 2 or 3 pages of their interest on our website and they might not bother to see our other web pages (Even if we offer them much better and up-to-date stuff on other web pages.)
      They will be trained just to visit 3-4 web pages of their interest on our website. Definitely not a good idea. We want them to browse as many our web pages as possible for maximum exposure to our website content and for minimizing the website bounce rate.


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